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  • Playwright

    Alan McKee  Conor Grimes  Padraig Coyle 

  • Author Notes

    Based on the book 'Paradise Lost and Found' by Padraig Coyle.
  • Setting

    Set in Post-war Belfast, 1952.

  • Synopsis

    Charlie Tully and Elisha Scott, two iconic figures from contrasting cultural backgrounds, came together through their association with the great name of Belfast Celtic Football Club. Paradise was the home of Belfast Celtic and a name cherished by many supporters. When Paradise was lost, the silent terraces lived on only in the memories of those left behind.

  • Play Type

    Musical Theatre

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Notes

    All additional roles are played by members of the cast.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Nap McGivern Alan McKee
Mr. Secretary Conor Grimes
Inspector MacKenzie Kieran Lagan
Elisha Scott Lalor Roddy
Harry Walker(Capt.) Richard Clements
Charlie Tully Gerard Jordan
Ossie McKeown Breffni McKenna
Production Team  
Director Dan Gordon
Designer Stuart Marshall
Lighting Designer Conleth White
Costume Assistant Lisa Lavery
Musical Director Neil Martin
Deputy Stage Manager Laura McCabe
Dialect Coach Brendan Gunn

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Lyric Theatre

  • Address

    55 Ridgeway Street, Stranmillis
    Belfast BT9 5FB
    Co. Antrim
    Northern Ireland

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)28 9038 5685

  • Email


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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and flyer.